LANARK FAMILY IN THE 1880S

This is a nice example of a family photo of an extended Lanark family in the 1880`s. It was about this time that the population figures in Scotland began to increase. In the 1860`s the death rate had risen sharply due to cholera as well as the general lack of decent sanitation. Also more hospitals began to be built but in these days medical care had to be paid for.